Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
A double dose of John Wayne Blu-rays will be moseying on down to Wal-Mart in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox will be releasing Raoul Walsh's 'The Big Trail' exclusively at Wal-Mart stores on Blu-ray on May 8.
In this sweeping pioneer adventure, a courageous young scout (John Wayne) leads hundreds of settlers across treacherous cliffs, though brutal snowstorms, Indian attacks and buffalo stampedes to their destiny out West. Along the way, he loses his heart to a beautiful pioneer woman (Marguerite Churchill) and never stops trying to win her love. Tyrone Power co-stars in this visually spectacular epic. Presented in Black & White.
John Huston's 'The Barbarian and the Geisha' will also be available on the same date.
John Wayne stars in this historical drama of one man's successful struggle to open Japan to the western world. "The Barbarian And The Geisha" is the true story of Townsend Harris, who in 1856 was appointed by President Pierce to be the first American consul to Japan. Headquartered in Shimoda, Harris discovers that the Japanese thoroughly mistrust the Americans. Slowly, Harris earns the respect of the local power brokers and townsfolk and is permitted to enter the city of Tokyo. A beautiful Geisha, originally sent to thwart Harris' mission, falls in love with him and finally decides to protect him from harm.
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for each Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Big Trail' and 'The Barbarian and the Geisha' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 8.
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